Based on the touring show of CIAO! click here
The touring CIAO show has sparked teachers demand on providing an incursion program based on this popular true story! It has finally arrived! The program covers various elements including Knowledge, skills, concepts highlighting intercultural understanding
"CIAO! Italy" with Mr Fagiolo - A Celebration of Immigration!
A Celebration of Immigration! A fun, unique and educational portrayal of a true story based on an Italian mans journey to Australia from his home Italy. An interactive presentation with a man and his suitcase as he shares his story.
AVAILABLE IN 2017 TERMS 1, 2, 3 & 4
Special Introductory pricing offer available for 2016 bookings - please contact
This presentation highlights an entertaining depiction of immigration which will keep students occupied and engaged throughout the performance
A fun, educational and interactive activity, where an immigrant shares his story with objects from his suitcase - celebrating culture and its influence on the Australian way of life including food! - triggering discussion around obstacles he faced in a new country, highlighting cultural differences in all formats. A great Multicultural Experience
About the Show
The show comes with 2 options:
Option 1 - One facilitator (50-60 minutes includes Q&A time).
Can be modified to suit. Performance space is flexible, please contact.
Option 2 - Smaller version of the touring show with 3 performers
(50 - 90 minutes includes Q&A time).
This is a performance based presentation with interaction with the students throughout.
The show is flexible as it can be modified for a 50 minute performance or a 90 minute performance.
Minimum performance space of 5m depth and 6m width with side access is preferable. Please contact for pricing
These options offers participants to explore the history of immigration, Italian culture in such a unique and interactive way.
Both options come with an energising workshop package which allows students to witness and participate in cultural education including fun traditional folklore dance workshops.
Availability: Throughout the Year
Year Level: Prep - Year 8
The Arts - Dance, Drama, Visual Arts
English, History, Languages, Health And Physical Education
Platforms: Comedy, Exhibition, Dance, Workshop
Immigration, Intercultural, Australian History, Multi-Culturalism, Italian Culture, Participation, Interactive, Italian, Migration, Educational, Dance, Tarantella, Folk Dancing, Harmony Day, Cultural Diversity Week.
Pricing: (Based on Option 1)
Introductory offer for this quality and original presentation available for 2016 Bookings
Please contact for pricing for Options 1 & 2
All AV equipment is provided
The show encourages active participation and engagement using various interactive activities
Details of the program can be forwarded prior to the performance
A great addition to Cultural Diversity week, Harmony Day or any other world or multicultural event.
With over 20 schools experience, we have a number of contact referees that would be more then happy to chat to you should you require. Our Instructor also comes with an updated 'Working with children check'
"Thanks for your performance today. You presented the topic 'Immigration' in an amusing way that kept them engaged. When l asked the students why they enjoyed the performance they said that it was great the way you included them & they enjoyed the dancing"
Carmel Serruto, St Bernards PS Coburg
"..The children were continuing to dance around the playground at recess
One boy commented: that was the best Italian lesson ever .....!!"
Pierina schiavello, St Margaret Marys PS
‘Thanks again for a very enjoyable show’ Josie Dell’Aquila, Morang South PS
“..Emilio is energetic, funny & very personable, & all at our School that have had the pleasure of being involved in his sessions have loved every minute .. I cannot recommend Emilio highly enough!”
Peter Russo, Firbank Grammar School
"The kids really enjoyed the performances! (see below for some of the childrens testimonials)
Anna Ciccone (Marian College)
"During LOTE week this year, the year 7’s and 8’s experienced both Indonesian and Italian performances. Personally we loved the Italian one as it was full of humour, but we also learnt how to say words in Italian and about the Italian culture. In the Italian performance we were lucky enough to have Emilio and his partner present his fathers’ migration story... All students were entertained by his humour and how he interacted with us. We were able to go up on stage and assist him with his performance and it made us feel a part of his story. We were very lucky to have him as our Italian performer and he hope to see him soon!"
Written by Dimitra and Ari (Students from Marian College)
"We think the Italian performer, Emilio, was an excellent performer. He showed us the story about his father and how the Italian immigrated to Australia. We gained a clear understanding of the hardships they had to go through and the culture of Italy. We also learnt some new words and expressions in Italian. It was a great day and we learned a lot of new things."
Written by Lina & Taran (Students from Marian College)
"I enjoyed the Italian Performance, because it was very engaging and funny! I learnt how to say some Italian words with the correct accent and now I can annoy my friends with it! I also learnt how to do tradition Italian Dance, which I enjoyed very much! Learning about the History of Italian in Melbourne was very interesting. Now I really want to go to Italy and eat lot of Italian Food, but above all to practice the language!!!"
Written by Julie (Student from Marian College)
"It was very funny ...I also liked the dance at the end which was extremely fun. He got everybody to stand up and do a nonsense dance about making sauce, pasta and sausages."
Abbey, 10 years old (attended with her mum to see the CIAO show)